Apatite Var. Fluorapatite
Miniature, 4.3 x 2.7 x 2.4 cm
Pedras Altas, Capim Grosso, Bahia, Brazil

These apatites seldom come out in any kind of great crystal habit, and usually are even then rough and tumbled. The color is SO intense, so saturated, though, that when a good one DOES survive, I pay attention. This piece is a complete crystal with top color and a fine termination... a rare locality piece. Joe Budd photos.